THIS WEEK’S UPDATES

Our team aim to keep our network of General Practitioners up to date with changes in the industry.

 

This week’s summary includes updates from:

  • RACGP
  • AGPT
  • Medicare
  • ACRRM

 

 

RACGP

2019.1 AKT Results–

AKT results for the 2019.1 exam came out on the 20th of March. Congratulations to everyone who was successful 😊.

You can find RACGP’s Exam Report here: https://www.racgp.org.au/education/fellowship/exams/exam-results

 

 

RACGP

RACGP will introduce the Rural Generalist Fellowship Program in 2020. This program will assist rural and remote communities in gaining more GPs into the community to provide Medical services.

 

 

AGPT

2020 Applications Intake –

Applications for entry to the AGPT Program in 2020 open at 10 am AEDT Monday 25 March 2019 and close at 10 am AEST Monday 29 April 2019.

 

For more information on how to apply, you can find it here: http://www.agpt.com.au/

 

 

MEDICARE

How To Claim A Medicare Benefit –

Are you looking for additional support around how to claim a Medicare benefit?

 

The Department of Human Services has a dedicated website for Medical Practitioners to refer to when processing Medicare Benefits. Here’s where you can go for additional support – https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/subjects/how-claim-medicare-benefit .

 

 

MEDICARE

AskMBS Email Address –

From 01 March 2019 the AskMBS email service has transitioned from the Department of Human Services to the Department of Health. This email service helps Medical Practitioners and providers seeking advice on interpretation of the Medicare Benefits Schedule’s items and rules. http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/MBS-Email-Advice-Service .

 

 

MEDICARE

Out of pocket expenses for people needing life-saving scans, including ultrasounds and X-rays will be reduced mid-2020. The MBS Items will be expanded to all ultrasound and diagnostic radiology services over 3 years from July 2020.

 

 

ACRRM

ACRRM Independent Pathway Applications –

Last date to submit written applications for the July 2019 intake closes as of the 25th of March 2019.

 

 

DO YOU HAVE OTHER QUESTIONS?

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People Medical Consulting are a team of professionals with a passion for guiding those specialising in the Medical industry to find their career pathway and settle into Australia. Working with both Australian trained and Overseas trained professionals, we have extensive experience in Recruitment of General Practitioners and Document Assistance for those requiring support with RACGP, AHPRA, 19AA and 19AB Medicare Exemptions.